IISER Pune offers integrated PhD (i-PhD) as a research programme with a blend of coursework (2 years) and research projects to students who have completed a bachelor's degree in any branch of science. On successful completion, students will be awarded both a Master of Science degree and a PhD degree.

Application Process

  • Only online applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • The candidates must carefully fill and submit the online application form on or before the specified date.
  • Last date of Application will be displayed here.
  • After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email.
  • Kindly note that a standard non-refundable application fee applies to all programme applications.

Please Note / Important Points / Application Criteria

  • All communication with candidates will be by email only, on the respective email IDs given below.
  • Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
  • In case of any application related queries, please contact: doctoraloffice@iiserpune.ac.in with your application number mentioned on the subject line.
  • Candidates who are appearing or about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Integrated PhD programme. However, if selected, their admission would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, at the time of admission.
  • Selection will be based on interviews of the short-listed candidates.
  • Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC,ST and PwD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
  • For all the national eligibility examinations which provide a common rank / score, the cut-off rank / score for shortlisting for the Interviews for the reserved categories shall be lowered to 1.25 times the General category rank / score.
  • Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of applications received, respective departments may use additional criteria (like academic performance and/or ranking in respective national level tests like JGEEBILS / JAM / NBHM / JEST) to shortlist candidates for interviews.
  • There may be more than one round of interviews. Shortlisted candidates from round one will be called for a second round of interview. Candidates should come prepared to stay for at least two days when they come for the interview. (In view of the ongoing pandemic, the interviews may be conducted online. Details will be communicated to shortlisted candidates).


Admissions for Integrated PhD Programme in BIOLOGY - August 2024

Candidates invited to apply for the Integrated PhD programme

The list of candidates invited for applying to the Integrated PhD Program in Biology at IISER Pune is hereby published. This shortlisting has been made based on the marks obtained by the students in the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) 2024.

ONLY the candidates who are shortlisted as per the list are requested to apply using the link below. Please check your given e-mails for updates.

There will be two rounds of interviews, which will be conducted in online mode.

Please note that filling out this application form does not guarantee a shortlisting for interviews. IISER Pune reserves the right to apply further criteria for shortlisting.

The department of Chemistry, IISER Pune is not offering the Integrated PhD programme for the session commencing from August 2023.

Integrated Ph.D. Programme in Mathematics - August 2024

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:


Students with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or an equivalent C.G.P.A on a 10-point scale (55% or an equivalent C.G.P.A in aggregate for SC, ST and PwBD candidates) in any Bachelor’s degree in related branches satisfying the above criteria of marks can apply. 


Additionally, the candidate MUST satisfy any ONE of the following criteria:

  1. Appeared for NBHM Master’s scholarship written exam in 2024 and was shortlisted in NBHM Master’s Interview Shortlist (MIS).
  2. Appeared for the JAM 2024 exam in MA or MS only.


 (*Validity: The scores/ranks MUST be valid at the time of admission.)  


For all the national eligibility examinations which provide a common rank / score, the cut-off rank / score for shortlisting for the Interviews for the reserved categories shall be lowered to 1.25 times the General category rank / score.


Shortlisted applicants will have to clear a two-stage written examination to be held on the IISER Pune campus. Students clearing the written examinations will be called for an online interview. Candidates who clear the NBHM MIS interviews (Feb-March 2024) do not have to take the written examination and would be directly invited for the online interview.


Admission to Integrated PhD Program for the August 2024 Batch 


IISER Pune invites online applications for the Integrated PhD (IPhD) program in Physics for the session starting in August 2024.


Eligibility Criteria


The candidate should have a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in the majoring subject) or a CGPA  of 6 on a 10 point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC, ST and PwD/VH candidates) in BSc/BTech/BE,




the candidate should have a rank equal to 500 or better (625 or better for candidates in the reserved categories) in JAM (Physics) or JEST IPhD (Physics). The rank should be valid at the time of admission in August 2024.


(Students currently in the final year of their BSc/BTech/BE programs are welcome to apply. If  the candidate is shortlisted after the final interviews a provisional admission will be offered. The final admission is subject to the condition that all of the above eligibility criteria are satisfied.)


Note that additional criteria, beyond the eligibility criteria, is likely to be imposed when shortlisting candidates for the interview.



Shortlisted candidates will be asked to appear for an interview to be conducted in-person.

The final selection for the program will be based on the candidate's performance in the interview.


Further Information

For more information about the IPhD Physics program, please visit the following link.


For information about the Physics department please visit https://www.iiserpune.ac.in/research/department/physics 

Any queries regarding admissions may be addressed to physics_iphd_selection@iiserpune.ac.in